Tag: Barry Moline

Staff ReportsJune 22, 2017

Amy Zubaly has now gone from interim to permanent executive director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), and the first women to head the organization, according to a Thursday press release. The board of directors in January had tapped Zubaly, then deputy executive director of public affairs and strategic communications, to helm the association while […]

Michael MolineNovember 30, 2016

Barry Moline, the veteran executive director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, is moving to Sacramento to run California’s version of his organization. “Barry brings leadership and passion for our mission, and we’re confident he will be a strong steward engaging the community, our membership, and the industry stakeholders,” said Michelle Bertolino, president of the […]

Phil AmmannOctober 9, 2016

Hurricane Matthew swept up the Atlantic Coast this week, leaving widespread flooding, several deaths and more than a million people without power. For his demeanor and handling of emergency preparation, response and evacuations ahead of the historic storm, many are praising Gov. Rick Scott, including the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), which represents 34 public […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 30, 2016

State Sen. Jack Latvala, his chamber’s next budget chief, Friday said he might file legislation for next year to put municipal utilities under the supervision of the state’s Public Service Commission. “I think you’re going to see a bill dealing with the municipalities that are currently not supervised by anybody above them, in terms of […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 12, 2016

State Rep. Reggie Fullwood is an optimistic man — optimistic enough to run for re-election even with 14 federal felony counts hanging over his head. Fullwood, a Jacksonville Democrat, won his primary. But it turns out federal prosecutors might be a tougher out than Tracie Davis, Lee Brown, or J.R. Gaillot were on the August ballot. **** Fullwood filed a motion […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 6, 2016

State Sen. Jack Latvala on Tuesday said he is considering calling for legislative action next session to address the City of Tallahassee’s response to Hurricane Hermine. Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, is slated to be the next Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Specifically, he said he questions whether community-based power operations—such as City of Tallahassee Utilities—are positioned […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 5, 2016

The mayor of Tallahassee on Sunday said he was “never aware” of a formal offer by Florida Power & Light to aid in the city-owned utility’s effort to restore power to thousands of residents impacted by Hurricane Hermine. Andrew Gillum‘s acknowledgement is a stunning development in a series of back-and-forths between city officials, the governor’s office and […]

Bruce RitchieApril 10, 2015

A proposed solar energy amendment could unfairly shift the cost of maintaining electricity plants and power lines from homes and businesses with solar energy to other utility customers, representatives of cities and electric utilities said Friday. Floridians for Solar Choice proposes a constitutional amendment establishing that the state’s policy is to promote local, small-scale solar […]


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